Thursday 17 November 2011

Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2-in-1 Foundation + Serum - Review

I have spoken before about Max Factor being one of the first brands I tried when I bought foundation.Ever since then I have always held a soft spot for the brand.

I was sent the latest Foundation Ageless Elixir 2in1 Foundation + Serum to review in shade 50 Natural. The latest offering from Max Factor is described as a full coverage foundation - covers appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. It contains serum and has an SPF of 15 which helps to protect against the signs of ageing (discolouration and age spots), with daily use.

I have to say I absolutely love this foundation. This is currently my favourite day to day foundation. I cannot fault it at all, I loved Xperience foundation but I would now repurchase this in its place. In my opinion this foundation has it all.

It comes in a handy pump action bottle. One pump is all I need.

The shade Natural 50 is the correct one for my skin tone. I love the gel like texture (which I am assuming is thanks to the inclusion of the serum) of the foundation, it quite literally glides across the skin. It is not runny at all and is effortless to blend, I find it incredibly light for the coverage that it provides. It has a pleasant fresh, fruity scent, not dissimilar to Olay Total Effects Wake Up Wonder Moisturiser 

I have blended Ageless Elixir foundation into my skin in the above swatches. It is barely detectable but gives a beautifully smooth finish.

The same effect is achieved on my face, my skin is covered well, flawless and radiant in just seconds. It leaves it looking so lovely and smooth. The foundation is not matt or dewy but sits somewhere nicely in-between. This is a perfect base for my makeup. It lasts well and keeps shine at bay, perhaps occasionally appearing after many hours of wear but impressive for the price tag.

Max Factor have really come up trumps with Ageless Elixir, I cannot fault it at all. My only criticism (if I had to have one) is the lack of choice of shades. It is available in just 6 shades.

Max Factor Ageless Elixir 2-in-1 Foundation + Serum costs £12.99 for 30ml and is available to purchase now 


  1. I love this foundation too! My best buy of 2011 :-)

  2. Thank you for this review - I've been umming and aahing over it for a while now and have finally decided to try it! Fab post :)

  3. I've been wanting to try this but I'm worried it'll turn my face into an oil slick :/

    1. It really turned mine into oil slick. You wouldn't believe it. I had high hopes for this one but - no.

  4. Claire I find Liz Earle to be far more 'glowy' than this but I have normal/combination skin.

  5. Great helpful review here. Thankyou so much. x

  6. I also happened to try this recently and was quite impressed. The only foundation I've ever used is Clinique and I think it's hard to try/look for new foundations because it can be a pain. I was surprised by the overall look and the fact that yes, it didn't seem too dewy or matte. This past weekend I went to 3 Walgreens, a CVS, a Target, and an Ulta store and could not find this! Sadly I realized it's probably bc this isn't sold in the U.S. Does anyone have any site recommendations for purchasing? Meanwhile I'll hit Google and hope I can find it.

  7. Has anyone noticed that this foundation contains small
    Particles of glitter? x

  8. My fave foundation too,I also did the trial quite a ong while back and chose a too light shade.Have bought shade Natural I love it,tried quite a few other foundations but always find this the best


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